New TMAG EXhibit

This cartoon is primarily an in-joke for all of us Hobartians. So, I'll try to fill everyone else in.

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery will be going through a few expensive renovations during the next few years. This is both good and bad. Good; in that it'll be a nice compliment to the new MONA Museum that is currently outshining everything else on the island. Bad; because that money could help to keep a few full-time jobs that Lara Giddings has decided to cut. (By a few, I mean 2,300.)

I had this idea for the TMAG's famous Muttaburrasaurus skeleton that greets people as they enter through the main entrance that looks like a side entrance. (Maybe renovations are needed.) This cartoon got me thinking about what future exhibits might be in the new TMAG.

David Bartlett in a pickle jar is another small in-joke. The TMAG is also famous for it's slightly disturbing Thylacine embryo in a jar. I had to put our ex-premier in there to let him know that we'll always remember him fondly.


More Cartoons from the Mercury

2nd February, 2011:
Now, for those of you in North America, the first thing that you need to know for this cartoon is that pepper spray is called 'capsicum spray' in Australia. And there have been instances of policemen misusing it on 13 year olds. Not that this is a rampant problem, mind you. Most of the police force in Hobart are very kind men and women who would never even think of spraying capsicum spray on cartoonists who depict them sitting on a toilet in a nationally distributed newspaper.

3rd Febraury, 2011:
Last night, we were bypassing regular TV to watch the ABCNEWS coverage of Cyclone Yasi. This storm is so big that it is almost two-thirds of the size of the United States! This morning, as I'm typing this, northern Queensland is still suffering the storm.

In other news, I did me some hourly comics yesterday, but had to stop to focus on getting this cartoon finished. I'll get them done and scanned soon. I promise!